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2. Events are usually free unless marked (and all accept donations).

 May 25-31, 2023

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Free this week: 22 Memorial Day parades, Biddeford's Beach Bash, 6 classic car shows, Coast Guard Boat Safety Checks, Surfboard Swap, BBQ Block Party, Iris & Flower Show, Lilac Festival ($0-10), Art Walk LA, plus a Rabies/Microchip Clinic.

A few of us were lucky, but many of us were not. May your Memorial Day celebrate the living and the dead.   Taryn 

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Thursday, May 25

Spring Bird Walk with Naturalist, 7-8 am, Beach St., Saco

Learn to Hunt- Deer Hunting 101, 9 am-1 pm, Church Hill Rd., Augusta

2023 Maine Food Convergence Conference, ($0-230), 9 am-5 pm, Winthrop

Tiny Tigers Weekly Play Time, 9:15-10:45 am, Comm Ctr., Biddeford

Age 55+ iPad 101 (p.6), 10-11:30 am, Hub, Scarborough

Age 50+ Board Games, 11 am-1 pm, Muni Cmplx., Gray

Downtown Worker Appreciation Day, 11 am-2 pm, Monument Sq., Portland

Get Out Nature Walk- Knight's Pond Preserve, 2 pm, Cumberland

Senior Table Games Day, 2-4 pm, Falcon Rd., Lewiston

Greater Portland Council of Govts Summit, 2-4:30 pm, St. Joseph, Standish

Maine Entrepreneurs Summit, 2-8 pm, USM, Portland

Kids: Dungeons & Dragons Club, 3 pm, Library, South Portland

Kids: No-Sew Tshirt Tote Bag, 3:30-4:30 pm, Library, Brunswick

Kids: Afterschool Inclusive Music, 4-4:45 pm, Old Portland Rd., Brunswick

Environment Discussion Group, 4-5 pm, Library, Topsham

Wine Tasting, 4-6 pm, Browne Trading Mkt., Portland

Kids: Strong Girls K-4th Grade Event, 4:30-6:30 pm, Middle Sch., York

Classic Car Cruise Night, 4:30-7 pm, Lyman Variety, Lyman

Kids: How Money Works, 5-6:30 pm, Main St., S. Paris

Chamber Mixer at Bear Mountain Music Hall, 5-7 pm, Waterford

Queer Craft Workshop- Fashion Drawing 101, 5-8 pm, Eq Comm Ctr., Portland

Hardy Girls Fundraiser, 5:30-7:30 pm, Rising Tide, Portland

Watch Roller Derby Practice, 5:30-7:30 pm, Stevens Ave., Portland

Protecting Maine’s Environment- An Insider’s View, 6-7 pm, Library, Topsham

History & Future of Artificial Intelligence, 6-7:30 pm, Library, Brunswick

How to Buy a Home in Today’s Market, 6-7:30 pm, Main St., Kennebunk

Trail Run at Definitive Brewing, 6-7:30 pm, Portland

Author Talk- The Deluge, 6:15 pm, Longfellow Books, Portland

Rights of Maine Renters- Rental Housing + Discrimination 101, 6:30 pm, Library, Augusta

Author Reading- Paris, California, 6:30-7:30 pm, Library, Cape Elizabeth

Live Taping of 'Lights Out!' with Phil West, ($0+), 6:30-8 pm, Barn Swallow Theatre, Sebago

Contemporary Dance 'Beautiful Pain', ($0+), 7 pm, Opera House, Camden

Great Falls Model Railroad Club Modelers Forum, 7 pm, Mill St., Auburn

International Open Mic, ($0-18), 7 pm, Mayo St. Arts, Portland

Theater: Seussification of a Midsummer Night's Dream, ($5), 7 pm, Woodfords St., Portland

Saco Bay Gay Men's Movie Night, 7-9 pm, School St., Saco

Thursday's Cheap Night Life

Virtual Events

Conversations with a Hospice Nurse, 11:30 am

Making Career Choices, 6:30-7:30 pm

Historical Talk- Luis Agassiz & His Contemporaries, 7 pm



Friday, May 26

Down East Spring Birding Festival 2023, (ends 5/29; free ages <20), Trescott

Land Trust Bird Walk, 7-9 am, For All Forever Prsve, Kennebunk

Free Microchip & Rabies Vaccine Clinic, 8 am-12 pm, Holland Rd., Kennebunk

Yard Sale Benefiting Senior Dogs, 9 am-3 pm, White Pine Church, N. Yarmouth

Naturalization Ceremony, 10 am, Vet Ctr., Windham

McLaughlin Garden Lilac Festival, ($0-10), 10 am-4 pm, Main St., South Paris

Kids: Live Snake Storytime 11 am, Library, Biddeford

Women's Networking Lunch, ($0-5), 11:30 am-1 pm, Lisbon St., Lewiston

Age 50+ Laughter Yoga, 12-1 pm, Senior Ctr., South Portland

Center for Wildlife Animal Ambassador Visit, 12-2 pm, Maine Beer Co., Freeport

Weekly Balance Class, 1:30-3:30 pm, Library, Windham

Weekly Mahjong, 2-4 pm, Library, Old Orchard

Teen You-Choose-the-Movie Matinee, 3-5 pm, Library, Auburn

Women in the Arts Artists’ Awards Show + Music, 4-7 pm, Brick Store Musm, Kennebunk

Brews, BBQ & Blacksmith Pop Up (Dad's Day gifts), 4-8 pm, Island Dog Brewing, South Portland

Free Admission to Portland Art Museum, 4-8 pm, Portland

Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team Cancer Fundraiser, ($0+), 4:30 pm, High Sch., Sanford

Bachata Dancing After Hours at the Museum, 5-6 pm, MILL, Lewiston

Boating Retail & Gear Workshops, 5-7 pm, Panther Run Marina, Raymond

Opening Art Reception of 5 Female Veterans, 5-7 pm, Peace Gallery, Damariscotta

Wine & Beer Tasting During Art Walk, 5-7 pm, Vault, Lewiston

Art Walk LA, 5-8 pm, Lewiston & Auburn

BIPOC Business After Hours, 5:30-7:30 pm, Afro Taste, Lewiston

Community Art Show Opening Reception, 6-8 pm, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk

Open House & Porch Gathering, 6-8 pm, TEIA, Peaks Island

History Alive Street Dance Performance, ($0-20), 6:30 pm, Library, Biddeford

Taino Influence on Language & Culture, 6:30-8 pm, Mayo St. Arts, Portland

Bossov Ballet Theatre Performance, ($0+), 7 pm, Pittsfield

Theater: Seussification of a Midsummer Night's Dream, ($5), 7 pm, Woodfords St., Portland

Friday's Cheap Night Life

Virtual Events

Muddy Ruckus Album Release Live Stream, 11 am-1 pm

Celebrating the History of Alewives & River Herring, 12-1 pm


Saturday, May 27

Play/Watch Beach Volleyball 24/7, Comm Ctr. Lawn, Westbrook

City Wide Yard Sale, ($0-5), TBA, Sanford

Spring Bird Walk 7-9 am, Ten Mile River, Hiram

Bird Walk, 7:30-9:30 am, Laudholm, Wells

Audubon Field Trip, 7:30-11 am, Wharton Pt, Brunswick

Cumberland Co. Master Gardener Plant Sale, 8 am, Presumpscot Pt Rd, Falmouth

Morris Farm Annual Plant Sale, 8 am, Gardiner Rd., Wiscasset

Weekly Bird Walk, 8 am, Wild Bird Supply, Freeport

Weekly Timed ParkRun, 8-9:30 am, Water St., Brunswick

Yard & Bake Sale, 8 am-1 pm, Village Green, Naples

Volunteer to Flag Veterans' Graves, 8:30 am, South Portland

Vessel Safety Checks by Coast Guard, 9 am, Sunset Marina, South Portland

Clark's Pond Trail Walk, ($0+), 9-11 am, South Portland

Extreme 'Murph' Crossfit Workout, 9 am-12 pm, Evolution Athletix, Saco

Join Us for Soccer Saturday, 9 am-12 pm, Kennedy Prk, Portland

Book, Bake & Plant Sale, 9 am-1 pm, Library, Sebago

Cruise-In Car Show, 9 am-1 pm, Veterans Park, Lewiston

Plant + Pie Sale, 9 am-1 pm, Main St., Denmark

Spring Plant, Bake + Clothing Sale, 9 am-1 pm, S. High St., Bridgton

Operation Ray of Light Open House, (vet suicides & PTSD), 9 am-2 pm, Lowe's, Windham

Memorial Day Observance with Brass Band, 9:30 am, Veteran's Park, Lewiston

Watch Medieval Armored Combat Practice, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Riverbank Pk, Westbrook

Free Admission for Military & Veterans, 9:30 am-4:30 pm, Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport

Community Garden Plant Sale, 10 am, Whitman St., Norway

History Alive Street Dance Performance, ($0-20), 10 am, Library, Biddeford

Healing in Nature, An Ecospiritual Immersion, 10 am-12 pm, Capisic Park, Portland

Help Build a Fairy House Village, 10 am-12 pm, Community Trails, Arundel

River Cleanup at Saccarappa Falls, 10 am-12 pm, Westbrook

Spring Block Party, 10 am-2 pm, Thomaston

Coastal Cruise In Car Show & Live Music, ($5), 10 am-3 pm, Speedway, Wiscasset

Go! Vintage Pop Up, 10 am-4 pm, Vannah Ave., Portland

McLaughlin Garden Lilac Festival, ($0-10), 10 am-4 pm, Main St., South Paris

Generative AI Game Jam, 10 am-10 pm, Big Room Studios, Portland

Weekly Improv Group, 10:30 am-12 pm, Library, Kennebunk

Movie Double Feature, 10:30 am & 1 pm, Library, Gray

Military/Vets Event w Free Lunch & Admission, 11 am, Knox Museum, Thomaston

Spring Craft Fair, 11 am, Auburn Rd., Turner

Cookbook Club, 11 am-12:30 pm, Library, Naples

Weekly Outdoor Chess, 11 am-1 pm, Congress Sq. Pk, Portland

Year Round Free Admission to Maine Military Museum, 11 am-5 pm, South Portland

Invasive Species Work Session, 12-2:30 pm, Pleasant Hill Prsve, Scarborough

Surf Swap, Music, Art, 12-4 pm, Maine Craft Distilling, Portland

Music, 12-5 pm, Norumbega Cidery, New Gloucester

First-Ever Biddeford Beach Bash, 12-8 pm, Boucher Park, Biddeford

Growing Splendid Heirloom Tomatoes, 12:30-1:30 pm, Main St., Freeport

Rise Above 2023 Conference (mental wellness), 1-2:30 pm, Library, Biddeford

Bookbinding Workshop, 1-3 pm, Congress Sq. Pk, Portland

Listening Bodies Movement Improvisation, 1:30-2:30 pm, Adams St., Biddeford

2023 Iris & Spring Flower Show, 1:30-4 pm, Middle Sch., Auburn

Bossov Ballet Theatre Performance, ($0+), 2 pm, Pittsfield

Help Us Paint Public Art, 2 pm, Canal St., Lewiston

Movie: Semper Fi, 2-3:30 pm, Library, Portland

Opening Art Reception, 2-5 pm, Meetinghouse Arts, Freeport

BBQ Block Party- Lots of Grills, Free Samples, 3 pm, Gorham Rd., Scarborough

Opening Art Reception 'Summertide', 5-8 pm, Port Rd., Kennebunk

Music: Darren Whitney, 5-8 pm, Via Sophia, Kennebunk

Outdoor Music: American Ride, 5-9 pm, Main St., Bridgton

Weekly Table Top Gaming & Board Games, ($1), 6:30-11:30 pm, Woodford St., Portland

Independent Artists Variety Show, 7 pm, Find, Portland

Passion Toy Party + Giveaways, 7-10 pm, Homewood Suites, Scarborough

Saturday's Cheap Night Life


Sunday, May 28

City Wide Yard Sale, ($0-5), no times listed, Sanford

Miles for Mills 5K Military After Party + Music, 9-11 am, Landing, Brunswick

Audubon Opening Weekend Celebration (ends 5/29), 9 am-5:30 pm, Marsh, Scarborough

Free Admission for Military & Veterans, 9:30 am-4:30 pm, Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport

Weekly Coed Drop In Soccer, ($2), 10 am-1 pm, High Sch., Biddeford

McLaughlin Garden Lilac Festival, ($0-10), 10 am-4 pm, Main St., South Paris

Memorial Day Observance, 11-11:55 am, Limerick Rd., Arundel

Year Round Free Admission to Maine Military Museum, 11 am-5 pm, South Portland

Glassblowing Demos, Workshops + Dancing, 12 pm-1 am, Springpoint Tvrn, South Portland

Ukulele Lessons & Loaners, 12-1 pm, Congress Sq. Pk, Portland

Year Round Free Admission to Naval Aviation Museum, 12-4 pm, Brunswick

Soccer Finals, DJ + Nigerian BBQ, 12-7 pm, Portland Zoo, Portland

Coastal 200 Speedway Race, ($5, free for military), 2 pm, Wiscasset

Artist Talk- Bob Katz, 2-3 pm, Jewish Musm, Portland

Important Herbaceous Plants of Edge Areas, ($5), 3-6 pm, Viles Arboretum, Augusta

Jumpin Jakes Cruise Nights, 4-7 pm, Saco Ave., Old Orchard

Luminary Night to Honor Veterans, 5-9 pm, Veterans Park, Old Orchard

Scottish Country Dancing, ($0-5), 5:30-7:30 pm, Comm. House, Kennebunkport

Music: Southern Gospel Music + Ice Cream Social, 6:30 pm, Beech Hill Rd, Auburn

Silent Movie- Thief of Bagdad, 8:30-10 pm, Congress Sq. Pk, Portland

Sunday's Cheap Night Life

Virtual Events

Maine Boating Safety Course, ($0+)


Monday, May 29

Memorial Day Ceremony, 8-9 am, Togus Cemetery, Augusta

Memorial Day Parade + Ceremony, 8:45 am, School Rd., Windham

Memorial Day Parade + Ceremony, 9 am, Cape Elizabeth

Memorial Day Parade + Ceremony, 9 am, High Sch., Lisbon

Memorial Day Parade + Ceremony, 9 am, Topsham & Brunswick

Memorial Day Parade + Service, 9 am, Intervale Rd., New Gloucester

Memorial Day Parade, 9-10 am, Rt. 1, Scarborough

Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony, 9-11 am, Sanford Rd., Wells

Memorial Day Parade, 9:30 am, Dock Sq., Kennebunkport

Memorial Day Parade, Ceremony & Lunch, 9:30 am-12 pm, Sanford

Bake, Blooms, Books & Bargains, 10 am, Main St., Hiram

Memorial Day Parade + Ceremony, 10 am, Cumberland

Memorial Day Parade + Ceremony, 10 am, Falmouth

Memorial Day Parade + Ceremony, 10 am, Main St., Freeport

Memorial Day Parade, 10-11 am, Biddeford & Saco

Memorial Day Parade, 10 am-12 pm, Lincoln St., Gorham

Notable Soldiers & Sailors Cemetery Tour, ($0+; free military/vets), 10 am-2 pm, Congress St., Portland

McLaughlin Garden Lilac Festival, ($0-10), 10 am-4 pm, Main St., S. Paris

Memorial Day Parade + Ceremony, 10:30 am, Bath

Memorial Day Parade + Ceremony, 10:30 am, Broadway, South Portland

Memorial Day Service, 11 am, Legion, Bridgton

Memorial Day Parade, 11 am, Legion, Sabattus

Year Round Free Admission to Maine Military Museum, 11 am-5 pm, South Portland

Memorial Day Parade, 11:30 am, Gray

Croman Gamers Club Memorial Day BBQ, 12 pm, Watson Mill Rd, Saco

Open House, Ceremony, Community Picnic, 12 pm, Legion, Windham

Wine Tasting, 12-2 pm, Pineland Farms, New Gloucester

Year Round Free Admission to Naval Aviation Museum, 12-4 pm, Brunswick

Memorial Day Parade, 1-3 pm, Old Orchard

Memorial Day Parade, 2 pm, Main St., Kennebunk

Memorial Day Parade + Ceremony, 2-3:30 pm, Stevens Ave., Portland

In the Garden Series- Intro to Square Dancing, ($0-10), 2-4 pm, McLaughlin Grdn, South Paris

Military/Vet Songo River Queen Boat Ride, 3-4 pm, Long Lake, Naples

Kids: Get Hooked on Fishing, 3:45-7:15 pm, Great Pond, Cape Elizabeth

Weekly Moxie Cruise Night Kick Off, 5:30-8 pm, Canal St., Lisbon

Cajun Music Drop In Jam, ($5), 6:30-7:30 pm, Main St., Yarmouth

Ukulele Open Practice 6:30-7:30 pm, Brackett Church, Peaks Island

Monday's Cheap Night Life


Tuesday, May 30

Age 55+ Drop In Coffee & Donuts, 10-11:30 am, Rec Ctr., Cumberland

Beginner Felting, 10-11:30 am, Library, Scarborough

Guided Walk with Maine Master Naturalist, 10-11:30 am, Old Field Rd., Yarmouth

Free Admission to Brick Store Museum, 10 am-5 pm, Kennebunk

Talk: 50 Years' Observation on the Area, State & Nation, 1 pm, Library, Brunswick

Age 50+ Dept of Fish & Wildlife Presentation, 1-3 pm, Comm Ctr., South Portland

Senior Live Armchair Tour of Lima, Peru, 2 pm, SeniorsPlus, Lewiston

Making May Whistles & Other Toys, 3:30 pm, East End Beach, Portland

Kids: Tent Tales, 4-6 pm, LL Bean, Freeport

Women's Literary Union Book Club, 4-6 pm, Elm St., Auburn

Kids: Grades 2-3 Art Show + Concert, 4:15-6:30 pm, Twombly Rd., Sanford

Community Sound Bath Session, 4:30-5:45 pm, Payne Rd., Scarborough

Genealogy Hour, 5-6 pm, Library, Freeport

Drop In Pickleball, ($3), 5-7 pm, Comm Ctr., Gray

Cruisin Night Car Show, 5-8 pm, Bentley's, Arundel

Yoga Flow, ($5), 6-7 pm, Comm Ctr., Saco

Yardscaping Workshop (hybrid) 6-8 pm, City Hall, Biddeford

Tuesday's Cheap Night Life


Wednesday, May 31

Tech & Tea- Playing With Our Phones, 10-11 am, Library, Kennebunkport

Year Round Free Admission to Naval Aviation Museum, 10 am-4 pm, Brunswick

Kids' Crafty Challenges, 2-3 pm, Library, Windham

Land Trust Walk, 2-4 pm, Woods Rd. Forest, Falmouth

Kids: Washer Necklace Craft, 3-4 pm, Library, Westbrook

Bridge St. Food Park + Music, 4-8 pm, Comm Ctr., Westbrook

Basic Map & Compass Navigation, 5-7 pm, LL Bean, Freeport

Australian Rules Football Weekly Practice, 5:30 pm, Dougherty Field, Portland

Women's Fix a Flat Bike Workshop, ($0+), 5:30 pm, Diamond St., Portland

Pondicherry Park Walk, 5:30-6:30 pm, Bridgton

Community Meal, 6-7 pm, Westview Dr., Sanford

Preservation Pages Book Club, 6-7:30 pm, Fort Allen, Portland

Author Talk- Altar to an Erupting Sun, 6:15 pm, Longfellow Books, Portland

Understanding Groundwater Extraction in Maine, 6:30 pm, Elem Sch., Bridgton

Homebrew Beer Share Night, (1 beer purchase), 7 pm, CBU, Auburn

Evening with 4 Poets, 7-8 pm, Mechanics Hall, Portland

Wednesday's Cheap Night Life

Virtual Events

MOFGA Gardening Q+A, 7-8 pm


Summer Farmers' Markets 


Scarborough, 9 am-1 pm

Lewiston, 9:30 am-1 pm

Gray, 10 am-1 pm (July)

South Portland, 10 am-2 pm


Brunswick, 8 am-1 pm

N. Yarmouth Artisans, 4:30-7:30 pm 



Portland, 7 am-1 pm

Falmouth, 10 am-1 pm

Gorham, 2-6 pm



Yarmouth, 3-6 pm 


Brunswick, 8 am-1 pm

Freeport, 9 am-1 pm (June)

Harrison, 2-5 pm


Portland, 7 am-1 pm

Bridgton, 8 am-12 pm

Saco, 8 am-12 pm

Sanford, 8 am-12 pm

Kennebunk, 8 am-1 pm

Bath, 8:30 am-12 pm

Kennebunk Artisans, 9 am-2 pm

Brunswick, 8:30 am-12:30 pm

Gorham, 8:30 am-12:30 pm

Windham, 8:30 am-12:30 pm

Standish/Steep Falls, 9 am-2 pm

Cumberland, 10 am-1 pm

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